January 5, 2010

Happy New Year!

While waiting for the muse of blogging to settle in for the new year, here's something from the great Maya Angelou:

The bells are a-clamor
chimes have been loosed
there is a banquet of Hosannas in the air.

We have endured endless peaks of pain and valleys of loneliness;
We have lost beloved's we could not live without; yet we have lived.

We have encountered unforgivable cruelty; yet we have forgiven yet we have been forgiven.

We have survived, flourished, and thrived with passion, compassion, humor and style. We have been fortunate and worthy.

Now we stand, heavy laden, before a great gate which leads to the rest of all time. It swings ajar, and we know at this critical moment that not all we carry need enter when we enter.

We can evict hate and scorn from our souls; we can open clenched fists, and let bigotry, malice and enmity fall back down the slope to yesterday.

We can lay down our burden of violence and step lightly over the lintel into a vernal and newly-minted tomorrow.

We, who never saw a new century; we, who never saw a new one thousand years, can join the hallelujah, the hymns, the paeans, the voices all over the world.

We can shout or whisper, scream or mumble:
Happy New Millennium!
Happy New Century!!
Happy New Year!!!

5 comments:

Droomvla said...

love mo man palan si Maya Angelou. One of my favs contemporary (female) writer/poet ko siya. HAHAHAHAHA

Annamanila said...

Happy millenium, century, year to you too Anna.

Fat and thin, belekoy .. those are the faves of my youthful years too. And what about tira tira? Milady. Bakit di mo inabutan.

Hey Anna, I hope to interest you to join an online magazine as writer/contributor on lifestyle (buhay pinoy) which I will be co-editing.. for income (well pay is peanuts but it may be fun).

I will let you know particulars once it flies. That should be soon.

Annamanila said...

Anna, can you give me your email address so I can send you particulars of an online magazine project which I wish to invite you to contribute articles in.

Happy new year.

Anna said...

@Marissa: you bet! katibay kaya, hehehe.

Anna said...

@Miss Anna, sounds exciting. my email add is anna_lanuza@yahoo.com. it's a privilege to be sought by the great annamanila :p